A map of the Cape de Verd Islands with the adjacent coast of Africa, the settlements of Senegal, Gambia and Goree, also a plan of Port Praya in St. Jago


A map of the Cape de Verd Islands with the adjacent coast of Africa, the settlements of Senegal, Gambia and Goree, also a plan of Port Praya in St. Jago

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Title:
A map of the Cape de Verd Islands with the adjacent coast of Africa, the settlements of Senegal, Gambia and Goree, also a plan of Port Praya in St. Jago
Description:
This map of the Cape Verde islands appeared in the second volume (1781) of "The Political Magazine". Published by John Bew, a London bookseller, this journal was written for an audience of informed gentlemen and often included supplementary maps. The map provides detailed depth soundings along the African coastline and in the inset for Praya Bay. Currently, the town of Praya (Praia), located on the island of St. Jago (Sao Tiago), the largest island in the Cape Verde grouping, serves at the capital of the country which gained its independence in 1975.
Creator:
Lodge, John, d. 1796
Name on Item:
[John Lodge].
Date:
1781
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Cape Verde--Maps--Early works to 1800
Atlantic Coast (Africa)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Cape Verde
Publisher:
London : J. Bew
Notes:
Depths shown by soundings.
Appears in The Political Magazine. London. 1781. Vol. 2, p. 387.
Exhibited in “Faces and Places,” at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA, October 2003 - September 2004 MB (BRL)
Extent:
1 map ; 44 x 30 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given.
Language:
English
Identifier:
05_04_000047
Call #:
G9160 1781 .L64
Barcode:
39999052509773
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